Animus, Chasma Knights, and This One Summer: First Second May 2018 Solicits

New graphic novels Animus, by Antoine Revoy, Chasma Knights, by Kate Reed Petty and Boya Sun, and This One Summer, by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, are getting releases through First Second this May. Details below.

Animus First Second May 2018 Solicits

MAR181662
ANIMUS GN VOL 01
(W/A/CA) Antoine Revoy
Two children confront the sinister forces residing in a haunted playground in this horror-manga-inflected graphic novel from artist Antoine Revoy. The residents of a quiet Japanese neighborhood have slowly come to realize that inauspicious, paranormal forces are at play in the most unlikely of places: the local playground. Two friends, a young boy and girl, resolve to exorcise the evil that inhabit it, including a snaggle-toothed monster. In Animus, a beautiful but spooky young adult graphic novel of everyday hauntings, Antoine Revoy delivers an eerie tale inspired by the Japanese and French comics of his childhood. (STL078726) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the U.K. (May Purchase from U.K. Vendor)
SC, 6×9, 224pgs, B&W SRP: $16.99

Chasma Knights First Second May 2018 Solicits

MAR181663
CHASMA KNIGHTS GN VOL 01
(W) Kate Reed Petty (A/CA) Boya Sun
In the realm of Chasma, everyone is obsessed with the latest magical gadgets, but two unlikely friends are trying to make something new from the discarded toys. Beryl lives in a world full of toys. But these aren’t your ordinary toys; they’re mechanical marvels that almost seem alive! And at the slightest touch, these toys “catalyze,” that is, they merge with their owner and give them special abilities. But not Beryl. She’s a Neon Knight, and Neon Knights can’t catalyze. Beryl does have a special ability that no one knows about-she’s an inventor who can turn a broken toy into an amazing, new creation. When a powerful Oxygen Knight named Coro discovers Beryl’s secret workshop, she wants in on the fun. But can a Neon Knight and an Oxygen Knight ever get along? (STL078725) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the U.K. (May Purchase from U.K. Vendor)
HC, 7×9, 128pgs, FC SRP: $17.99

Cucumber Quest First Second May 2018 Solicits

MAR181666
CUCUMBER QUEST SC GN VOL 03 MELODY KINGDOM
(W/A/CA) D.G. Gigi
Now with Princess Nautilus as part of their entourage, Cucumber and Almond travel to Trebleopolis to warn Princess Piano that Noisemaster, second of the Nightmare Knight’s minions, might be after her! Unfortunately, they arrive just in time for Queen Cymbal’s birthday and the Queen refuses to stop the festivities… that is, until Noisemaster succeeds in capturing Princess Piano and threatens to destroy the city. Adapted from the popular webcomic series of the same name, Cucumber Quest: The Melody Kingdom is the third book of a clever, adorable, and hilarious four-volume heroic adventure. Available in softcover and hardcover editions. (STL078729) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the U.K. (May Purchase from U.K. Vendor)
SC, 6×9, 240pgs, FC SRP: $14.99

MAR181667
CUCUMBER QUEST HC GN VOL 03 MELODY KINGDOM
(W/A/CA) D.G. Gigi
The third volume in a delightfully pun-filled middle-grade graphic novel about bunny siblings on a heroic journey. Now with Princess Nautilus as part of their entourage, Cucumber and Almond travel to Trebleopolis to warn Princess Piano that Noisemaster, second of the Nightmare Knight’s minions, might be after her! Unfortunately, they arrive just in time for Queen Cymbal’s birthday and the Queen refuses to stop the festivities . . . that is until Noisemaster succeeds in capturing Princess Piano and threatens to destroy the city. Adapted from the popular webcomic series of the same name, Cucumber Quest: The Melody Kingdom is the third book of a clever, adorable, and hilarious four-volume heroic adventure that is sure to make you hungry for sweets and action. (STL078728) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the U.K. (May Purchase from U.K. Vendor)
HC, 6×9, 240pgs, FC SRP: $22.99

This One Summer First Second May 2018 Solicits

MAR181668
THIS ONE SUMMER GN NEW PTG
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A/CA) Jillian Tamaki
Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rose’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens, just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy, is caught up in something bad. It’s a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other. (STL068587) (C: 0-1-0)
SC, 6×9 SRP: $18.99

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